In February 2016, Still Waters Services for Families in Transition incorporated and created the Tukwila Weekend Snack Pack Program and our team believes in order to achieve educational equity in Tukwila Schools, all students deserve access to nutrition in order to focus, learn, and stay healthy.
With nearly 80 percent of Tukwila School District students are eligible for free and reduced lunch the Tukwila Weekend Snack Pack program is an important food resource for families when school meals are not available.
Leading with our mission, we support families overcome food insecurities while unhoused. Tukwila Weekend Snack Pack provides shelf stable-kid friendly meals for the weekend to students in Tukwila.
Thank you Shake Shack for inviting us to your GRAND OPENING at the Westfield Mall - Southcenter Tukwila and for the successful fundraiser!
Shake Shack partnered with Still Waters on their grand opening day by donating $1 for every burger and chicken sandwhich to Still Waters!!
Westfield Mall's management team came out for their volunteer day to help pack and deliver to their neighboorhood schools right here in Tukwila! Thank you for your kind donation to help us continue our program!
Abigail Tabason, Executive Director presents to Tukwila City Council about Still Water's Mission and gives appreciation to all of Still Water's community partners, donors and volunteers.
The Tukwila City Council states that our program is the glue that binds our community. Tukwila City Councilwoman Cynthia Delostrinos-Johnson questions the lack of housing and shelter in Tukwila especially for our youth.
Thank you to Angie Cerny, City of Tukwila employee for organizing a food drive and donations from our Foster Golf Link Members. Your community partnership is appreciated.
-STILL WATER'S ATTENDS GRATITUDE ASSEMBLY AT TUKWILA ELEMENTARY -
"The weekend snackpack bags mean everything to our students. They are coveted! I have kids begging for them. "Why can't I get a food bag?" "How do I get on the list?" I can imagine in many places that there may be a stigma attached to receiving these bags, but not here! Weekend Snackpacks are such a important part of our kids' well-being, thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
-Ms. Kimberly Goodman , Social Worker - Thorndyke Elementary
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THANK YOU SHOWALTER MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP
January 2023 we were able to start a pantry at our school partners Showalter Middle School. We listened on how distribution of weekend meals would work for them and this is what they suggested! We are still in need of hygiene products and food donations to continue and this is only the beginning.
Thank you to Ms. Maryan Abdow - Community & Quality Engagement Specialist for Students and Families from the Tukwila School District, Ms. Sonya Marano - College Bond College & Career Readiness Specialist from Showalter Middle School and Ms. Sophia Nappa - Site Coordinator from Community of Schools for your efforts in this community project.
Thank you Mr. Joe Duffie for your dedicated time every Thursday at Tukwila Elementary to hand deliver our Tukwila Weekend Snack Packs to all of our classrooms. The students, the staff and community appreciate your service.
Marina Clark - Our Student Intern,
Bee Miller - Our Board Secretary and
Mr. Preyer - Our Dedicated Volunteer
delivering food to one of our school partners.
To partner, contact:
Still Waters - Services for Families in Transition
PO BOX 88984 Tukwila, WA. 98138
a 501 (c) (3) Washington State Registered Charity
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